Misleading security message output

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Mon Apr 18 13:36:06 PDT 2005

Joel wrote:
[ ... ]
> Maybe it's because I'm such a newb, but I'm wondering which program has
> what bug? Is it that the default configuration files for the login logs
> doesn't put on age limit on the rotation? Is it that the log lines don't
> conain a full 4-digit year in the timestamp?

This last one is correct: the standard syslog format doesn't include a 4-digit 
year value in the timestamp.  All sorts of nasty logfile rolling and parsing 
issues would be made much easier to do right if it did...


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